Who Are LPD?

Darren Welch – Managing Director

Darren has worked in the construction industry for almost 30 years and leads the Leath Park team, following opportunities and seeing them to fruition. These include land acquisition, obtaining planning permissions and the delivery of construction contracts. Darren works closely with Registered Providers, Local Authorities and Care Home operators throughout the South East.

Previous to this role, Darren worked for several large building contractors, predominately in the housing, education and care sectors. He was instrumental in the delivery of the Ashford Borough Council PFI regeneration at Stanhope, as well as the Kent County Council ‘Better Homes Active Lives’ PFI, providing older persons accommodation across Kent. Darren is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

As well as being Managing Director of Leath Park, Darren also holds a Director role and is shareholder of sister company Jenner (Contractors) Ltd.


Martin Sandall – Director

Martin works closely alongside Darren as a Director of Leath Park and is also the Managing Director and shareholder of sister company Jenner (Contractors) Ltd.

As Managing Director of the Jenner Group for over 10 years, Martin has steered the business to become a modern, progressive and award-winning construction company, with an exceptionally strong reputation.

Creating a people focused culture by building a team of trusted, talented people, Martin has set company values that ensures Jenner is both a contractor and employer of choice.  

As a Chartered Surveyor, Martin has a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise that has allowed him to successfully lead the business to become one of Kent’s longest standing and most sizeable regional contractors.



Nick Barnes – Director

Nick works closely with the team at Leath Park alongside his role of Construction Director and shareholder at Jenner (Contractors) Limited where he has, over four decades, developed outstanding construction sector knowledge.

Nick’s project portfolio is vast, spanning residential, community, heritage, commercial, care, education and health sectors and his knowledge of construction, contract management and client care exceptional.

Project delivery, client satisfaction and overall performance benefit greatly from Nick’s involvement. Nick is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.